The Reflecting Skin
The Reflecting Skin (1990)

A prairie boy becomes convinced that the young widow living next door is in fact a vampire in this dark, surrealistic drama. His potential madness is intensified by the truly horrific events surrounding him, from murder to radiation… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 26, 1992
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jason Gorber

The Reflecting Skin is a strange, at times wonderful film, one that leaves more questions open than answers. Its palate and performances collide in ways that seem unique decades on.

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Adam Lippe

When you name a character Dolphin Blue, saddle her with a dead husband she didn't know, which causes her to lose her mind, and suggest that she might be a 200 year-old vampire, you should probably suggest that she's more of a representational figure.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Too odd for its own good; too disturbing to dismiss.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A little boy in rural post-WWII America believes that his lonely widow neighbor is a vampire who is killing his friends and wants to kill his beloved older… More
Anthony Valletta
For fans of the truly strange.
Ed Fucking Harris
An intresting film about the "nightmare of childhood." I could see a lot of people complaining about the seemingly random and creepy events of the… More
Steve Strange
Goes with Powder and Static. Australian, offbeat, creepy.